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1

(Gaines) What happened to the protagonist’s father?

He was recruited by the army

2

(Gaines) What is wrong with the protagonist?

He has a bad toothache

3

(Gaines) How old is the protagonist?

Eight

4

(Gaines) Why does Monsieur Bayonne say prayer isn’t helping the protagonist?

The protagonist is saying baptist prayers while M Bayonne is saying Catholic prayers

5

(Gaines) Why does the preacher strike the boy?

The boy doesn’t believe in god and calls the preacher ignorant for thinking with his heart instead of his brain

6

(Gaines) Why doesn’t the protagonist ever complain?

He is the oldest child and must set a good example. His mother does not abide “crybaby stuff”

7

(Gaines) Why does the protagonist’s mother attack a man?

She accuses him of being a pimp and trying to solicit her

8

(Gaines) What is the protagonist’s name?

James

9

(Gaines) What does the protagonist want to do for his mother?

Buy her a new red coat

10

(Gaines) What does the protagonist struggle to do?

Kill Redbirds that he and his mother trapped for food